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  • British National Formulary 
    Book by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and British Medical Association
  • The British National Formulary is a pharmaceutical reference book that contains a wide spectrum of information and advice on prescribing and pharmacology, along with specific facts and details about medicines.
  • PSGH CLOTH and other materials
  • Available at the PSGH Secretariat

  • Authors Guide
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    The GHANA PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL (GPJ) and THE APOTHECARY NEWS (AN) are dedicated to the exchange of information and understandings about medical and non-medical issues among pharmacists and clinicians. It is an annual medical journal for pharmacists published by the PSGH. The publication provides clinical information for pharmacists to use in their everyday practice. Each issue contains articles and features covering pharmacy trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counselling, product news, pharmacy law and specialty pharmacy.


    • The Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal is the official journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. It is published by the Ghana Pharmaceutical Press.  The Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal is recognized as an editorially independent publication under the terms of the PSGH’s constitution. The Editor assumes responsibility for all editorial content. The Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal was founded in 1935 and has been issued annually, with a forecast to become monthly publication by year 2020.  The journal covers news, analysis, features, opinions, learning and careers articles, providing insight and knowledge about drugs, pharmacy practice, medicines use and healthcare policy in the context of the pharmacy profession and pharmaceutical sciences.
    • The Apothecary News is a monthly, peer-reviewed newsletter that provides authoritative resources on the clinical management of disease in relation to medicines and up-to-date information about advances in pharmacy and drug development. The Apothecary News publishes Review articles, Perspectives, evidence-based CPD articles and Practice Reports on topics from drug discovery to clinical pharmacology and pharmacy.  It also provides insight into the realities of a career in the pharmaceutical sciences. It is an equally valuable resource for pharmacy students, preregistration trainees, and young pharmacists.

    The international audience of Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal and The Apothecary News consists of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and healthcare professionals. The journal is available to over 3,000 members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, as well as non-member individual subscribers and subscribing institutions. Authors should consider the status of the readership when writing the article.

    Articles have been engineered specifically for the requirements of the target audience and the structure is designed to reflect this.


    Article Types

    The information below provides an overview of the requirements, word limits and format for each peer-reviewed article type published in Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal. Authors should also consult the ICMJE ‘Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals’

    • Peer reviewed article types
      • CPD articles
      • Review articles
      • Practice reports
      • Perspective articles
    • Non-peer-reviewed article types
      • News
      • Profiles
      • Interviews
      • Feature
      • Comment
      • Expert commentary
      • Obituary
      • Books and arts
      • Correspondence
      • Learning article
      • Career articles
      • Blogs
      • Notice board

    Peer-reviewed article types

    The information below provides an overview of the requirements, word limits and format for each peer-reviewed article type published in the Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal. Authors should also consult the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals’, in particular the section on ‘Preparing a Manuscript for Submission to a Medical Journal’, prior to submitting an article to The Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal.

    CPD articles [Published in The Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal]

    CPD articles provide focused, evidence-based learning content for health professionals. CPD articles are designed to meet specific learning objectives relevant to clinical practice, and are peer-reviewed to ensure they are comprehensive, authoritative and accurate. CPD articles are accompanied by an online assessment, allowing readers to test their knowledge and demonstrate evidence of their learning.

    Word limit: To be agreed with the Editor at the time of commissioning

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